New 2018 Mercedes G-Class Mule Looks The Same But It’s Far From It

It may look the same but upon closer inspection you’ll notice that this camouflaged mule is actually a lot wider.

Mercedes doesn’t want to spoil the recipe of the G-Class as it currently represents a massive sales success for the company so what they did instead is add an extra 10 cm to the width of the car.

This way the new 2018 G-Class will not only offer significantly more room in its cabin, but will also finally be able to better master the ridiculous amounts of power given to it by AMG. This car was never meant to blast down the Autobahn at over 200km/h (124mph) and the time has come for the icon to get improved.

The new G-Class is also going to be much lighter, with our intel talking about as much as 400kg (880 pounds) dropped from the current model’s weight figure. Just remember that the current G-Class architecture has remained pretty much unchanged for the last 37 years, so that should explain the huge drop in weight.

As for the range-topping AMG versions, these will now use the twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 engine we’ve come to know from their other models but Mercedes will also offer a good range of engine options to the lesser models as well.

The cabin is also going to be all-new, with bits and pieces borrowed from the current E-Class, meaning lots of cutting-edge tech will also be offered in the mighty off-roader too.

The new generation will be produced by Magna in Graz, Austria where the current generation is also built. Rumors suggest that the current G-Class might continue its production alongside its successor for a while, at least in its non-AMG forms.

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  • Yep

    Yep, looks the same (like all new/ face-lifted German cars, especially Audi) so why bother camouflaging it..?
    No one would have hardly ever noticed it!

    • Matt

      Manufacturers have every right to camoflauge their million-dollar investments before public release, whether you think it is ‘justified’ or not.

  • Six_Tymes

    looks like a bread truck. hope it doesnt look like a bread truck once the camo is gone

    • Andrewthecarguy

      But that’s exactly why it sells. Looks like they rounded it off though.

  • Kash

    I’m glad they’re making it wider, but i just hope they don’t change the styling too much. It doesn’t look like they’ve changed much else, but who knows when the camo comes off.

  • Eric

    I think i see an independent front suspension.

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